What was your biggest psychological struggle prepping?

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What was your biggest psychological struggle prepping?

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:02 pm

Alot people focus on mechanical struggles (game type etc)

I am wondering what you find was the hardest to conquer psychologically?

For me, it was just letting questions go. For 3 years I have developed an academic obsession to stare at a Q long enough until I get it right, which is hugely detrimental to LSAT as we know. Conquering this habit has definitely been tough. HBU?

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Re: What was your biggest psychological struggle prepping?

Postby MarcusAurelius » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:43 pm

Thinking about whether or not I have time between sections to run to the bathroom and whack

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Re: What was your biggest psychological struggle prepping?

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:47 pm

Concentration and timing.

Also, badly hoping that there is no hot girl at the test location...

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Re: What was your biggest psychological struggle prepping?

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:07 pm

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Re: What was your biggest psychological struggle prepping?

Postby NoodleyOne » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:10 pm

My biggest issue was actually looking at my mistakes instead of just chalking them up to gaffs or brain farts. Not saying those don't happen, they certainly do, but I would attribute most of my scores to bad luck keeping me from my target. Once I started actually looking at patterns (lsatqa.com is AMAZING for this), I realized I had real weaknesses that needed to be fixed, and then I fixed them. Basically, be hard on yourself and don't give yourself credit you didn't earn.

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Re: What was your biggest psychological struggle prepping?

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:22 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:My biggest issue was actually looking at my mistakes instead of just chalking them up to gaffs or brain farts. Not saying those don't happen, they certainly do, but I would attribute most of my scores to bad luck keeping me from my target. Once I started actually looking at patterns (lsatqa.com is AMAZING for this), I realized I had real weaknesses that needed to be fixed, and then I fixed them. Basically, be hard on yourself and don't give yourself credit you didn't earn.


Wow, thanks for the link man. Ill definitely use it if October dont go well.

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Re: What was your biggest psychological struggle prepping?

Postby msmith19 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:32 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:My biggest issue was actually looking at my mistakes instead of just chalking them up to gaffs or brain farts. Not saying those don't happen, they certainly do, but I would attribute most of my scores to bad luck keeping me from my target. Once I started actually looking at patterns (lsatqa.com is AMAZING for this), I realized I had real weaknesses that needed to be fixed, and then I fixed them. Basically, be hard on yourself and don't give yourself credit you didn't earn.


What function of lsatqa.com do you use? It shows you most often incorrect question types but not much beyond that.

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Re: What was your biggest psychological struggle prepping?

Postby Zensack » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:47 am

Procrastination. I've had a lot of late nights/skipped sessions because I kept putting off my prep for the day.

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Re: What was your biggest psychological struggle prepping?

Postby NoodleyOne » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:58 am

msmith19 wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:My biggest issue was actually looking at my mistakes instead of just chalking them up to gaffs or brain farts. Not saying those don't happen, they certainly do, but I would attribute most of my scores to bad luck keeping me from my target. Once I started actually looking at patterns (lsatqa.com is AMAZING for this), I realized I had real weaknesses that needed to be fixed, and then I fixed them. Basically, be hard on yourself and don't give yourself credit you didn't earn.


What function of lsatqa.com do you use? It shows you most often incorrect question types but not much beyond that.


I work o my three weakest.

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Re: What was your biggest psychological struggle prepping?

Postby Honey_Badger » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:23 am

NoodleyOne wrote:My biggest issue was actually looking at my mistakes instead of just chalking them up to gaffs or brain farts. Not saying those don't happen, they certainly do, but I would attribute most of my scores to bad luck keeping me from my target. Once I started actually looking at patterns (lsatqa.com is AMAZING for this), I realized I had real weaknesses that needed to be fixed, and then I fixed them. Basically, be hard on yourself and don't give yourself credit you didn't earn.

I used this after it was posted the other week and LOVE it...not only did it show trends and weaknesses, but I also liked how I could look at my most RECENT weaknesses (rather than having them all lumped together).
Kick some ass tomorrow, Noodley.

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Re: What was your biggest psychological struggle prepping?

Postby Poo-T » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:01 am

MarcusAurelius wrote:Thinking about whether or not I have time between sections to run to the bathroom and whack


this. finding time to whack during the test has been the hardest... I may not even be able to do it.




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